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Tag: Mnrega

Odisha CM Announces Rs 532 Crore Covid Package For MNREGA Workers 

After the announcement of Rs 1,690 crore assistance package for landless farmers, Odisha government has now announced special package for MNREGA workers

Odisha Politics Heats Up After Widespread MNREGA Corruption Allegations

Bhubaneswar: Amid the toll of COVID pandemic on employment sector, rural unskilled labourers, who should be the biggest beneficiaries of the MNREGA, are now staring at an uncertain future due to alleged corruption in the National employment scheme of the government. A special investigative report by OTV has brought widespread irregularities in MNREGA into limelight […]

Parliament approves wage code bill providing minimum wages for workers

New Delhi: Parliament on Friday approved a bill to enable introduction of minimum wage for every worker besides addressing issues like delay in payment to employees, with Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar asserting it will benefit about 50 crore workers in the country. The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 — which seeks to amend and consolidate […]

Rahul's minimum income scheme a 'bluff': Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday termed the Congress’s election promise to provide 25 crore poor people yearly financial assistance of Rs 72,000 a “bluff announcement”, noting that the sum is “less than two-thirds” of the existing Direct Benefit Transfer provided by the Narendra Modi government. Jaitley’s remarks came hours after Congress […]

Mamta Banerjee
Mamata accuses Centre of not releasing Rs 2,500 cr under MNREGA

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP-led Central government of deliberately not releasing funds for various Central schemes and said Rs 2,500 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme was due to the state. Accusing the Centre of a “step-motherly attitude” towards the state, Banerjee […]

Villagers allege corruption in road construction in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Villagers of Kanchimala under Bastiguda Gram Panchayat in Gajpati district have alleged large-scale corruption in road construction works in their locality. A road connecting the Aradi Road and Kanchimala village was constructed under the supervision of block engineer K Nageswar in 2016-17 financial year. While Rs 3.45 lakh was sanctioned under the Mahatma Gandhi […]